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With the past few years starting the trend of shortening MLB drafts, more teams have been signing undrafted free agents (UDFAs) from the college ranks to supplement their farm system. Last season, the White Sox signed seven UDFAs over a period of a couple of weeks, giving chances to players who didn't get to hear their names called during the draft.
UDFAs can sign for up to $125,000, which is new starting this year. Previously, UDFAs could only sign for as much as $20,000.
Currently, the White Sox have signed another seven undrafted free agents in 2022; only the Phillies and Padres have signed more than them this year. The breakdown is as follows: four pitchers, one infielder, one outfielder, and one catcher.
- Matt Archer, 2B, Lynn University (Florida)
- Ben Beutel, LHP, Iowa
- Troy Claunch, C, Texas A&M
- Chris Lanzilli, OF, Arkansas
- Drew McDaniel, RHP, Mississippi
- Kole Ramage, RHP, Arkansas
- Jonah Scolaro, LHP, Florida State